Chief of Breast Surgery

Valhalla, NY and Poughkeepsie, New York
Commensurate with Experience
Jun 14, 2017
Jun 24, 2017
Full Time

Chief of Breast Surgery – Westchester Medical Center

The Department of Surgery at Westchester Medical Center is seeking a board certified academic surgeon with fellowship training in Breast Surgery and 5-10 years of clinical practice experience, to serve as Chief of Breast Surgery at the Professor or Associate Professor level. The surgeon will play a leadership role in the development and enhancement of a Women’s Oncology Program as part of our expanding Cancer Program, which includes Westchester Medical Center (WMC), the main academic affiliate teaching hospital of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, and flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the WMCHealth and community hospital that includes the Redl Center for Cancer Care in Poughkeepsie, NY. WMC is accredited by the NAPBC, and the Commission on Cancer as an Academic Comprehensive Cancer Program, and recently achieved the Commission’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

WMC serves as the region’s tertiary referral, safety net hospital, so a commitment to serving at-risk populations and a demonstrated ability for delivering high-quality, evidence-based, collaborative, multidisciplinary, patient-centered and integrated care is required.

Applicant must be Board Certified in General Surgery, have completed a Breast Surgery Fellowship, and be eligible for a New York State Medical License. He/she will be expected to provide clinical leadership across our multi-hospital system. Successful candidates will be committed to patient care, resident, fellow and medical student education and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine. A commitment to research is essential. Participation in teaching activities with medical students, residents, fellows and other medical staff members as well as scholarly contributions and collaborative research are expected. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

WMCHealth is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae to Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS, Director of the Department of Surgery, along with a letter of interest by email to;, or contact Allen Kram, Director of Physician Recruitment for WMCHealth, at: (914) 909-6756.

Westchester Medical Center Advanced Physician Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.